School is out! While your kids may be focused on hitting the pool, these lazy, hazy months can also be a good time to hit the books and do some pleasure reading as a family.
"It is critical for young people to stay engaged in learning over the summer, which many parents already know and is confirmed by research," explains Katie Willse, Chief Program Officer of the National Summer Learning Association."Lots of studies show that students lose ground over the summer, and it sets them back."
The experts offer tips and suggestions for easy things parents can do to help their kids become better readers and develop strong literacy skills over the next few months.